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Paperback Fanatic #38 Oct. 2017

PF38_500Contents
“Larry Kent: Rival of Carter Brown” by James Doig
“Soldiers, Spies and Smut by Subscription” by Richard Toogood
“But Mr. Tanner, Isn’t that a Bit Close to The Rats?” by Nick Sharman & Grady Hendrix
“Just Do It!” Jim O’Brien talks to Gordon Williams
“Sea Wolves; Corsairs of the Sea” by Andreas Decker
“Mad Scientists and Peeping Toms” by Justin Marriott
“The Whole World is a Garden” by Tom Tesarek
“The Furious Futurologist: Algis Budrys” by Graham Andrews

100 pages, 6” x 9” full color $13.66 POD
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
The Paperback Fanatic website

The Paperback Fanatic #37

PF37_500Justin Marriott has moved most of his digest magazines to the POD publishing model through the CreateSpace/Amazon channel to reduce the overseas shipping cost for readers. It also gives his titles an unlimited supply, so late-comers will no longer find an issue SOLD OUT.

The Paperback Fanatic #37 October 2017
Contents
Fanatical Thoughts (Editorial)
Fanatical Mails (LOCs)
Los Angeles PB Fair 2017 by Peter Wrobel
Artist Assemble 6 Nicollet and Caza
A Visual Guide to Digit Books by Ray Steptoe and Justin Marriott

84 pages, 6” x 9” full color $11.99 POD
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
The Paperback Fanatic website

The Sleazy Reader #5 October 2017

Sleazy5_500Justin Marriott publishes an impressive list of digests. Up to now he’s used the old standard print-then-distribute model. But went he launched The Sleazy Reader #5 he decided to try the new distribute-then-print model thru CreateSpace/Amazon.

Justin is based in England. He explained what drove the switch in an email: “International postage costs have been an ongoing challenge as the cost of posting from the UK to America or Australia is more than the cost of printing. Especially for smaller black and white zines such as Men of Violence.  By making publications available through Amazon, the mag is typically printed and posted from the same country it’s ordered in (not sure how it works for Australia and Japan), which means the postage is cheaper. I also know many people have Amazon Prime which includes “free” postage.”

However, at least initially, the change isn’t across the board. “For black and white publications such as Men of Violence, or smaller scale publications where the postage is too great compared to the print costs for me to feel comfortable about passing it on, I will use Amazon exclusively.

“For The Paperback Fanatic and Pulp Horror, I don’t know at this stage. I was especially proud with the reproduction quality in issue 6 of Pulp Horror, and am not sure if the colour print quality from Amazon is as good. (At this stage I haven’t seen a physical copy of The Sleazy Reader to make an informed judgement.) If the print quality is noticeable inferior, I doubt if I will go down this route for now.”

I have both The Sleazy Reader #5 and Pulp Horror #6. The print quality of PH6 is superior to TSR5, but for me, not enough to ignore the distribution and shipping advantages of print on demand.

Although the introduction and one article are uncredited, in appears as if Justin Marriott wrote the entire issue.

Contents
Sleazy Musings
“Bad Girls Go to Hell: The J.D. Lit of Wenzell Brown”
“Talking ‘Bout My Degeneration: A Review of Leslie Garrett’s The Beasts”
“The Flagellants of Falconhurst: The Shocking Phenomena of the ‘Plantation-Exploitation’ Novel”
“The Tormented World of Phil Hirsch: Bizarro Anthologies at Pyramid Books”
“Enter the World of the Notorious Outlaw-The Biker: Review of Easy Riders Best Fiction”
“Living in the Shadows: Harry Whittington’s Life in Paperbacks”

Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Proofing: Jim O’Brien
6” x 9” 52 pages, full color
POD $7.99
The Paperback Fanatic website

Men of Violence #8

mov8Contents
Editor’s Notes
A Pair of Claws
Machine Gun Preacher
The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad by Paul Bishop
John Benteen Series Checklists
· Fargo
· Sundance
· Cutler
· Ranch Bravo
“Walter Kaylin, come back!” by Bob Deis
Lyle Kenyon Engel
The Fantastic Novel Factory Paperback Impresario: Cranking Out Books, Raking in the Money by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post Feb. 12, 1979)
A Working Checklist for the Books Packaged by Lyle Kenyon Engel by Joe Kenney

Men of Violence #8 July 2017
56 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) saddle-stitch binding
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
The Paperback Fanatic website

Pulp Horror #6 Wrightson Tribute

pulp_horror_6Contents
The Postbag of Horror
The Axeman Cometh: A Visual guide to the art of the late Bernie Wrightson
1977; Year of the Mad Dogs: Jim O’Brien looks at the trio of rabid dog books that terrorised the UK in 1977
Rumour, Fear and the Madness of Crowds: Tom Tesarek reviews Shirley Jackson’s classic The Haunting of Hill House
Peter Saxon; The Disorientated Man: An overview of the horror books carrying the Press Editorial pseudonym of Peter Saxon
A Saxon Horde: Kev Demant’s review of select Saxon titles, including Scream and Scream Again
The Pack: More devil dogs, but this time the US pack that followed the success of Jaws

Pulp Horror #6 Bernie Wrightson Tribute August 2017
128 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) perfect bound, full color throughout
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Contributors and Scanners: Andreas Decker, Jim O’Brien, Kev Demant and Tom Tesarek
Front cover: Rik Rawling
The Paperback Fanatic website

Men of Violence! #7

mov_7A trio of zines from Justin Marriott arrived yesterday, two issues of Men of Violence! and Pulp Horror #6. More on the content of the others in the days ahead, but let’s begin with MOV! #7:

Contents
Mailbag of Violence: LOCs from John Gallagher, Andy Boot, and Art Black
James Leasor Update
A Dirty Way to Die: Peter Enfantino’s recap of The Sharpshooter paperback series by Bruno Rossi
Flying High: Gavin Tudor Lyall paperbacks
The Sheriff of Rockabye County: J.T. Edson’s paperback series
In the Interrogation Room: Stephen Mertz—An interview by Paul Bishop

48 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) saddle-stitch binding
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Cover: Image from The Sharpshooter #11 Triggerman
The Paperback Fanatic website

Pulp Horror #5 March 2017

Pulp_Horror_5_500The last of recent arrivals from Justin Marriott’s line of digest magazines, Pulp Horror expands its focus beyond paperback books to include film, comics and magazines.

Pulp Horror #5 March 2017 contents:
“The Pulpit of Horror” (welcome editorial)
“A Visual Guide to Frankenstein” 35 pages of the famous monster in comics, magazines and books.
“The Tie-Ins of Frankenstein” A look at the link between the film and book versions of the monster.
“The Lost Worlds of Frankenstein” German pulp-meister Andreas Decker looks at the German editions of Don Glut’s series.
“Mister Frankenstein” An interview with Frankenstein’s most famous fan and collector , Donald F. Glut.
“In the Shadows” David Sutton traces the development of the British small press across two important decades.
“Straight From the Satyr’s Mouth” Pulp Horror interviews David Sutton about horror in the 70s and his own publishing imprint.
“Leslie Whitten: Night Stalker” Tom Tesarek looks at an early example of the contemporary vampire novel.
“The Michelangelos of Misogyny and Mutilation” Two volumes of Sex and Horror collect the outrageous cover art that appeared on Italian comic books.
“The Wicca Man” The occult fiction of Stewart Farrar, a leading light in the Wicca movement.
“The Totem; A Review” A look at David Morrell’s novel.

96 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) perfect bound, full color throughout
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Contributors and Scanners: Tom Tesarek, Andreas Decker, David Sutton, David Riley, Darrin Ventincinque
Back cover: Rik Rawling
The Paperback Fanatic website

Men of Violence! #6

mov6_500Dedicated to men’s adventure paperbacks, Men of Violence, is another digest magazine from Justin Marriott, “paperback fanatic.” The articles listed below are uncredited, so is it fair to assume Mr. Marriott wrote them all?

Danger; Diabolical (Deadly Companions by Bob Sang and Dusty Sang)
Welcome (editorial)
Dennison’s Army (Dennison’s War series by Adam Lassiter)
Bloody Brits (Don Miles series by Larry Kenyon)
Submission (The Dragonhead Deal by Richard J. Harper)
Lost in Translation (Detective San-Antonio series by Frédéric Dard)
The Great Game (Renegade series by Ramsay Thorne)
The Executioner Versus Michigan General Corp.

40 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) saddle-stitch binding
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
The Paperback Fanatic website

The Paperback Fanatic #36

TPF36_500Justin Marriott publishes digest magazines: The Paperback Fanatic, Pulp Horror, The Sleazy Reader, and Men of Violence! And he’s working on a new title called Hot Lead, dedicated to westerns.

He recently sat still long enough for a fascinating interview with Paul Bishop. Among others things he spoke about his publishing process:

“My system is to solicit pre-orders for a new publication stating a deadline for when I go to print. I then print almost the same numbers as pre-ordered, paying the printers to mail them out. This means I’m not out of pocket during the gap between paying the printers and receiving orders, nor am I sitting on boxes of back issues.”

The Paperback Fanatic #36
Fanatical Letters
“Us or Them” by Tom Tesarek
“Gold Medal Classic Murder Trials” by Rob Matthews
“Arizona; A Book Odyssey” by Tom Tesarek
“The Tale of Two Dark Angels” by Jim O’Brien
“Artists Assemble 5; Screaming Metal”
“The Pantastic Saint” by Graham Andrews
“Thud and Blunder”
“Get Your Motor Running” by Paul Bishop
“The Discovery at Red Hook” by Jack Chalker

100 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size)
The Paperback Fanatic website